James Allen was born in Leicester, England, in 1864. He took his first job at age 15 to support his family, after his father was murdered while looking for work in America. Allen was employed as a factory knitter and a private secretary until the early twentieth century, when he became increasingly known for his motivational writing. His 1903 work As a Man Thinketh earned him worldwide fame as a prophet of inspirational thinking and influenced a who's-who of self-help writers, including Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and Norman Vincent Peale. Allen died at age 47 in 1912.
As a Man Thinketh: Keepsake Editionby James Allen
Few modern books of inspiration have touched as many lives as James Allen?s As a Man Thinketh. It is a truly transcendent/i>/b>/i>
This handsome lifetime edition of the beloved and bestselling inspirational classic features the complete original text plus a special bonus work: Eight Pillars of Prosperity, James Allen?s final and most practical work.
Few modern books of inspiration have touched as many lives as James Allen?s As a Man Thinketh. It is a truly transcendent work that has sold millions of copies since it first appeared in the early twentieth century, and continues to reach countless readers in the twenty-first. Now, in time for the holiday season, this devotional landmark receives perhaps its most beautiful publication ever with this special keepsake edition, featuring:
· matte jacket · one-piece cloth casing with gold stamping and black inlaid text
· gold-ribbon place marker
· acid-free paper
· two-color printed endpapers
· glossy frontispiece image of the author
· author time line, bibliography, and biography
The compact narrative of As a Man Thinketh is accompanied by a rare bonus book by James Allen: Eight Pillars of Prosperity. It is the author?s last work, from 1911, and his most hands-on and practical.
Here is the perfect volume to give as a gift (including to yourself!), cherish as an heirloom, and read for a lifetime.
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As A Man Thinketh is broken down into easy to read chapters. Each chapter building on the previous. If the principles are followed anyone can change their thoughts and therefore change their life. It is a very easy concept. The book is a very interesting read and a very helpful tool especially in today's economy and environment. The only thing that we can control is our thoughts and the way we react to situations. This book will guide you through the process of change. Although change is never easy, if you follow the advice given by James Allen you too will be able to change your life and live a life worth living. Although As A Man Thinketh was originally written in 1903 and The Eight Pillars in 1911, the advice is very simplistic and easy to follow. Today, many other books are being written with the same basic principles written in this book in mind.
This is an excellent read from the ambitious with a definite purpose to the confused without direction. Simplistic in it's approach and delivery, the mystery behind our circumstances is revealed in this beautifully composited keepsake edition of an American classic.
I love As a Man Thinketh and bought this copy to give a friend. It is BEAUTIFUL. Gilded edges. A classic, this edition is perfect to give to a friend (or yourself).